May 15, 2013
TrackingPoint, Inc. is stirring up quite the buzz over its “Precision Guided Firearm” (PGF) systems, especially with a recent announcement of a partnership with venerable gun maker Remington in the “Venture X” project. In a nutshell, PGF optics will allow shooters to tag a target, track it,...
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March 17, 2013
The PROSTAFF 3 Fieldscope Outfit combines quality optics in a compact, rugged package for a take-anywhere spotter. Waterproof, fogproof construction, fully multicoated optics and an integral 16-48x Zoom eyepiece promise versatility and performance. Packaged as an outfit, with compact tripod and carry case, the PROSTAFF 3 Fieldscope is ready for the next outing.
The PROSTAFF 3 Fieldscope outfit can be close focused to just 32.8 feet, has a field of view at 1,000 yards of 120 feet at 16x, and an exit pupil of 3.8mm at 16x. It features 19mm of eye relief at 16x, making it ideal for people who wear glasses, as well as those who do not. The scope is 12.3 inches long and weighs a mere 21.9 ounces. Never before has a fieldscope had a weight light enough to rival a binocular.
With fully multicoated optics, the PROSTAFF 3 Fieldscope provides bright, high contrast images in most lighting conditions. The fieldscope is nitrogen filled and O-ring sealed for fully waterproof and fogproof , and is rubber armored for shock resistance and a sure grip, wet or dry. The PROSTAFF 3 Fieldscope Outfit will retail for $329.95.
Nikon Inc. is the distributor of Nikon sports and recreational optics, world-renowned Nikon 35mm cameras, digital cameras, speedlights and accessories, Nikkor lenses and electronic imaging products.
For more information on Nikon’s full line of riflescopes, binoculars, Fieldscopes and laser rangefinders, please contact: Nikon Sport Optics, 1300 Walt Whitman Road, Melville, NY 11747-3064, or call 1-800-645-6687. www.nikonhunting.com.
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March 3, 2013
Vanguard USA, global leader in sporting optics, shooting accessories, and photo-video accessories since 1986, has joined the fight to help Owen Pointer. Owen was born October 17, 2011 with a severe heart defect and within minutes of life required to immediately flown down to the U of M Mott Children’s Hospital via U of M Survival flight crew helicopters. Owen spent the better part of the first fourteen months of his life in the hospital causing him to undergo five open heart surgeries, three stomach surgeries, many trips to the Cath lab, and finally undergoing a heart transplant.
To help Owen and his family, Vanguard has donated a binoculars package featuring a pair of its Spirit XF 10 x 42 binoculars and a pair of its flagship Endeavor ED 10 X 45 binoculars. The package will be auctioned off at a benefit on March 24, 2012. All funds raised will go toward Owen’s medical expenses.
Those wishing to help Owen and his family can send donations to:
1313 28th street
Manistee, MI 4966
To learn more about Vanguard USA and its product line, visitwww.vanguardworld.com or call (800) 875-3322.
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February 14, 2013
Carl Zeiss Sports Optics, the world’s leading manufacturer in high performance sports optics, is pleased to announce the partnership with The Western Hunter TV. The show will air on The Sportsman Channel’s “Big Game Wednesdays” primetime lineup at 8 p.m. Eastern time. The Western Hunter TV focus on will expert and self-sufficient backcountry Western big game hunting, with a strong ethical message and high standard for content, filming, and editing. The show features three primary co-hosts: Nate Simmons (WHM and EHM’s Backcountry Editor and the show’s TV Producer), Ryan Hatfield (WHM and EHM’s Editor), and Chris Denham (WHM & EHM’s Marketing Director and the show’s Executive Producer). All three hosts bring many years of industry experience and western hunting expertise to the table.
“Western Hunter TV is a perfect fit for Zeiss and we are very excited to partner with a western hunting show where our optics have to perform at their full potential, in high adventure backcountry hunting under extreme conditions,” stated Mike Jensen, President of Carl Zeiss Sports Optics. “These guys know high end premium optics and they will help us convey our ingenuity and cutting edge technology to their viewers on a weekly basis”.
Chris Denham said, “The Western Hunter is excited and proud to partner with Zeiss Optics. Our TV program is built on powerful panoramic visuals, high-end editing, and a quality message about tough western hunting. Being able to team with a company like Zeiss – an industry leader who demands those same quality standards – is a very natural fit for us and creates a formidable relationship in hunting television.”
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January 16, 2013
One of the most prestigious names in game calls is Primos, and this year Bushnell has teamed up with Primos Game Calls to produce a small hand-held rangefinder that costs less than $200, yet comes packed with all the options hunters have been demanding. The Truth Rangefinder is named for the popular videos and TV shows that Will Primos has produced for a number of years, titled “The Truth.”
“The Truth Rangefinder will give you true horizontal distance out to 199 yards and line-of-sight distance out to 850 yards,” Scott Peterson, product manager for laser range finders for Bushnell, says. “This very simple rangefinder features one-button operation. You’ll see the Bushnell Truth Rangefinder featured on the Primos TV show quite a bit this year.” The Truth Rangefinder also includes bow mode angle range compensation technology out to 199 yards.
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January 16, 2013
In the past, rangefinders were so good they were accurate to within one yard of the target, but the new Scout DX 1000 has half-yard accuracy with 1/10th yard displays.
“In other words, when you read your range to the target, instead of the range saying 99 yards, you’ll get a reading of 99.8 yards,” Scott Peterson, product manager for laser range finders for Bushnell, says. “The new Bushnell Scout has a finer reading and a much more accurate reading than we’ve had with range finders in the past. This range finder also has the angle range compensation technology on which bowhunters can rely. For rifle hunters, this range finder compensates for bore drop and holdover in inches, M.O.A. and milldots. Extremely fast, this range finder has a one-button operating system.”
The Scout DX 1000 will retail for about $299 and will be available in March 2013, just in time for turkey season. The Scout DX 1000 is quick, easy to use and has many of the features you’ll expect to see in a more expensive range finder. Be sure to check-out the Bushnell Scout DX 1000 as soon as it’s available.
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January 16, 2013
Alpen Optics has completely re-engineered its famous Teton binoculars by adding ED glass with high-definition optics to create the Teton EDHD Binoculars.
“We are using the Alpen Apex platform with an entirely-new optical design for the Tetons,” says Tim Gardner, president of Alpen Optics. “These new binoculars are super bright with true color, in affordable binoculars. These new binoculars should retail for less than $500.”
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January 16, 2013
Bushnell has introduced the new Fusion 1 Mile laser rangefinder/binoculars for 2013. The rangefinder ranges out to an impressive one mile, but one of the coolest things about this product is the matrix display technology being used in the binoculars.
“Previous laser range finder/binoculars that our company has done in the past have required a coating on the lens to get the display to show up brightly,” according to Scott Peterson, product manager for laser rangefinders at Bushnell. “But Bushnell has used matrix display technology in these new binoculars that allows for a clear, crisp, 2-color fidelity in all lighting conditions. This bright display that is user-controlled enables you to control the brightness of the display under all weather and light conditions. We also have a patented angle range compensation technology for bowhunters that can give the archer compensated distances out to 99 yards.” In other words, once the range finder in the binoculars tells you the distance, whether you’re shooting uphill, downhill or from a tree stand, you can set your bowsight to shoot on-target accurately with this distance reported by the Fusion 1 Mile. For rifle hunters, the binoculars can give them bullet drop and holdover information in inches, M.O.A. or milldot, based on their caliber and load combinations. These binoculars come in three different styles, 8×32, 10×42 and 12×50 and will be available in February, 2013.
Often when you hear the words “laser rangefinder/binoculars with angle range compensation,” you automatically think of a $2,000, a $3,000, or even a $4,000 price tag. However, the 8×32 Fusion 1 Mile sells for $999; the 10×42 for $1,199; and the 12×50 for $1,299. “Bushnell can keep the price down,” Peterson explains, “because Bushnell is the first company in the industry to make laser rangefinders. Our patents and proprietary properties make it extremely difficult for other companies to make these types of range finders at these price points.” To learn more about these new binoculars, go to www.bushnell.com.
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January 15, 2013
Vanguard USA, global leader in sporting optics, shooting accessories, and photo-video accessories since 1986, today introduced its anticipated Endeavor HD Spotting Scope Series at the 2013 SHOT Show. Attendees will receive hands-on demos in VANGUARD’S booth (#14825).
The Endeavor HD Spotting Scope is the most advanced piece of optical equipment that Vanguard has ever produced. Available in 65mm angled, 65mm straight, and 82mm angled, it is sure to fulfill the needs of anyone serious about their optics. The three models of Endeavor HD can be purchased at MAP of $589.99 – $689.99 (USD).
All models feature a rubber armored magnesium body, are waterproof submersible, nitrogen filled and fog proof. The optical system employs Extra-low Dispersion glass to ensure accurate color rendition and virtually eliminate color fringing. The lenses are all fully multi-coated to ensure optimum light transmission and feature BAK4 prisms.
The eyepiece zooms from 15-45x on the 65mm models and 20-60x on the 82mm. It features an extendable rubber covered eyecups and boasts impressive eye relief even at the highest zoom settings. It also provides a very impressive field of view.
A built in sunshield is included to eliminate glare in bright sunlight and it includes a padded raincoat with sling for carry and protection. All models are equipped with fine and coarse focusing wheels for quick focus and precision fine tuning adjustments.
The Endeavor HD Mounts directly to Vanguard tripod heads (and others) that are equipped with the universal mounting plate without the use of a quick shoe. The tripod mount rotates to give optimum viewing angles in a variety of situations such as bench shooting and use with at window mount.
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Redring USA LLC Signs with Laura Burgess Marketing for Public Relations and Marketing Communications
October 18, 2012
Redring USA LLC, importer and distributor of the truly innovative Redring optical shotgun sight, has signed with Laura Burgess Marketing (LBM) to help expand the brand name into the American market. LBM will manage Redring USA LLC’s media relations with editors, writers and bloggers to make the largest impact through print and web-based editorial, as well as help to manage and maintain their emerging media platforms. LBM will also work with Redring USA LLC’s spokesperson, Patrick Flanigan, an 8-time world record holder in Xtreme Sport Shooting and star of numerous television programs such as “Hot Shots,” “Impossible Shots,” and his own program “Shell Shocked,” to promote the sport to new shooters through education and events.
The Redring shotgun sight was developed for use on any shotgun with a rib. The Redring helps beginners and seasoned shooters achieve better aim on the moving target and hit more targets successfully. Unlike traditional sights sold on the market, the Redring features smart technology that allows the shooter to immediately take fast and instinctive shots with both eyes open. This sight is not for aiming, it’s for fast shotgun shooting. It gives the hunter another reference point to confidently bag the birds with less-to-zero collateral damage to game.
The low profile Redring mounts quickly and easily on the rib of the gun. The sight does not need to be calibrated or sighted-in; it’s ready to go! The Redring comes with an integrated recoil absorbing mount for shotguns with a rib width from 5 to 11.5mm.
- Battery: AAAA 1.5V, Approx. 300 h life. Automatically shuts off after 4 hrs.
- Weight: 192 g (6.773oz) incl. integrated mount
- Length: 134 mm (5.275in), incl. integrated mount
- Width: 44 mm (1.732in)
- Height: 45.7 mm (1.779in)
- Material: Anodized aluminum
- MSRP: $899.00
For more information on the advantages to using the Redring on your shotgun, visit www.redringusa.com. “Like” Redring on Facebook or check out the YouTube videos on the Redring advantage. For Retailers, Redring offers a variety of profit-making, eye-catching promotional packages. Start making money by emailing Robert Walzer at email@example.com to carry the Redring line.
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